Subscriber George Miller is unhappy with a prairie dog hunt/shoot handled for him and his brothers in Wyoming by Tyler Sims Outfitting (307-760-5596) in July 2010. Miller says large dog towns were non-existent, and that they got a late start all three mornings of their hunt. He says many of the leases were also a long distance from the lodge. On the last day of the hunt, he says the guide "happened" upon a big dog town after a 30-mile drive. This turned out to be the best shooting they experienced, he says, but it was during the last couple hours of the last day. Miller rates the experience overall as "below average" and says, "The biggest problem on this hunt was too much driving and far too little shooting."
Despite his negative assessment, Miller says his two brothers wished to return the following year, and they booked a four-day hunt for June 2011. Two days before leaving for their trip, he says Sims called to inform them that all of his towns had been shot up and the area he was going to take them to was rained out. He advised them they could do a two-day hunt, but that there would be a lower dog crop. Miller says they did not want to drive 1,700 miles for a two-day hunt, and they canceled. He says this ruined a year's worth of planning and preparation.
Tyler Sims called our offices after receiving a copy of Miller's report........(continued)